GSTAR 2022

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The two-day Global Strategic Threat and Response (GSTAR) 2022 on ‘Evolving Global Order: Challenges and opportunities’ was organised by the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies from 19-20 October 2022 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Dr Arif Alvi, President Islamic Republic of Pakistan inaugurated the international conference. He congratulated CASS for organising the second edition of GSTAR and commended the Pakistan Air Force for always being at the cutting edge and producing heroes in the history of Pakistan. The Welcome Address was delivered by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu, NI (M), Pakistan Air Force. On this occasion, the Air Chief announced the formal inauguration of the flagship National Aerospace Science and Technology Park (NASTP). The initiative is aimed at establishing technology parks and Aviation Design and Innovation Center (ADIC) in four major cities of Pakistan (Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi & Kamra) to give impetus to the process of indigenisation and technology drive as well as promote industry-academia linkages for innovation-led economic growth of the country. The Concluding Session was presided by Air Marshal Muhammad Zahid Mahmood, HI(M), Vice Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force. Air Marshal Farhat Hussain Khan, HI(M), SBt, President, Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan, delivered the Vote of Thanks. 16 papers were presented at this year’s GSTAR by leading international and national scholars representing seven different countries including Canada, China, Germany, Latvia, Pakistan, United Kingdom, and United States of America. GSTAR 2022 was attended by nearly 500 delegates each day. More than 110 print and electronic media covered the full two-day event.

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